West Clermont Local School District
Bylaws & Policies


The Board of Education encourages cooperation with State-approved colleges and universities in the training of student teachers and administrative interns, because the public school offers an essential ingredient - direct experience with students and teachers at work in the classroom. However, certain safeguards have been found to be necessary for the best interests of all concerned.

Colleges and universities should first make contact with the Superintendent regarding placement of a student teacher or administrative intern.

The Superintendent shall make the final placement of student teachers or administrative interns.

Professional staff members who agree to serve as supervisors of student teachers or administrative interns may accept honoraria or stipends directly from the college/university for those services rendered outside the regular school day and above and beyond the duties and responsibilities specified in their contracts.

The following conditions shall also be met:

 A.The institution making the assignment shall provide on-going supervision in a manner suitable to the Superintendent.

 B.The supervising teacher or administrator must agree to work effectively with both the student teacher or administrative intern and the institutional supervisor.

 C.If at any time the quality of teaching or administrative internship is judged to be inferior or s/he is disruptive to the on-going program, the Superintendent may request withdrawal of that person from the program.

The Board also authorizes the Superintendent to provide, in cooperation with appropriate colleges and universities, a "field experience" program in order for selected interns to gain first-hand knowledge of and experience in a school environment.

The Superintendent may terminate a teaching program if one or more aspects of the program are not of high quality or meeting District needs or expectations.

Student teachers and administrative interns who will receive any financial remuneration from the District must complete a DMA form with no positive indications that material assistance has been provided to a terrorist organization before working in the District (see Policy 8120).

Student teachers and administrative interns also must pass a background check performed by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (see Policy 3121).

R.C. 2909.34, 3319.282, 3319.39

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